• Rio 2016: Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi win Japan’s first-ever badminton gold

    Rio de Janeiro: Japan’s Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi produced one of the finest three-set comebacks in Olympic memory to win the first badminton Olympic gold medal for Japan on Thursday.Congratulations to Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi for winning the 2016 Rio Olympic women's doubles gold medal. (photo: AFP)

    Congratulations to Misaki Matsutomo/Ayaka Takahashi for winning the 2016 Rio Olympic women's doubles gold medal. (photo: AFP)

  • Rio 2016: Pedersen/Juhl beat Yu/Tang to end Chinese reign in women's doubles

    Rio de Janeiro: Denmark's Christinna Pedersen and Kamilla Rytter Juhl reached the Olympic badminton women's doubles final on Tuesday after they put an end to China's 20-year stranglehold on the Olympic women's doubles title by beating China's second-ranked pair Yu Yang and Tang Yuanting 21-16, 14-21, 21-19.08 17 2016 badminton news Christinna Pedersen Kamilla Rytter Juhl

    08 17 2016 badminton news Christinna Pedersen Kamilla Rytter Juhl

  • Carolina Marin overcomes Saina Nehwal at World Championships final

    Jakarta: Carolina Marin produced a brilliant display to defend her world badminton title on Sunday with a smooth progress to a 21-16 21-19 win over Saina Nehwal.

    The Spaniard was brimming with confidence in the first game, pumping her fist and screaming in triumph.Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

    Thanks to Carolina Marin (right) and Saina Nehwal for their excellent performance in Jakarta. (photo: Reuters)

  • Badminton Denmark make U-turn, reinstate players over "cookies war"

    Copenhagen: Denmark’s top men’s doubles pair of Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen, women’s doubles pairing of Kamilla Rytter Juhl and Christinna Pedersen, as well as Pedersen’s mixed doubles partner, Joachim Fischer-Nielsen were dismissed from the country’s national team last month due to sponsorship conflict.Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

    Henrik Parkhoi (center) takes the initiative to resolve the "cookies war" in Danish badminton. Mathias Boe is sitting on the left while the Chairman of Denmark Badminton - Rene Toft is sitting on the right.

  • New twist in the firing of Pedersen,Juhl,Fischer, Boe & Mogensen from Denmark team

    Copenhagen: In the latest development of the firing of Chris Pedersen, Kamilla Rytter Juhl, Joachim Fischer, Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen from the Denmark national team due to conflicts in the sponsorship between these players and the Badminton Association of Denmark, further details were uncovered by reporter that Denmark's coach, Lars Uhre also received monetary incentives from the new sponsor, biscuit manufacturer - Danisa, who has contributed to this conflict. Other coaches in the Denmark national team were also pocketed a nice little profit through the new deal.These players are victims of irresponsible decision-making.

    These players are victims of irresponsible decision-making.

  • Denmark clinch 15th European mixed team championships title

    Leuven: After stunned by Germany 0-3 in the final of 2013 European Mixed Team Championships, Denmark - the European badminton powerhouse, made sure history won't repeat itself on Sunday by defeating England 3-0 to win the greatest badminton team event in Europe.Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

    Jan Jorgensen gives Denmark 2-0 in the European mixed team championships

  • Denmark vs England in the European Mixed Team Championships final

    Leuven: Denmark and England both earned hard-fought victories on Saturday as they defeated Germany and Russia 3-2 respectively in the European mixed team championships semi-finals, in Leuven, Belgium.Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

    Christinna Pedersen (right) & Kamilla Rytter Juhl secure Denmark a spot in the European mixed team championships final. (photo: Europe Badminton)

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